Are Carpet Cleaning Robots Any Good?

You may have seen them on TV or have one silently moving its way around your office once the working day has finished, but do robotic vacuum cleaners actually work well, or do they suck? (Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.)

carpet cleaning robot As a relatively new consumer technology if you do purchase a vacuum robot then you have to accept that although what you may have just purchased is cheaper and better than a two year old model, in two years time it will be old news.

If you don’t mind accepting that the best is yet to come and you’d like to save yourself some time on routine cleaning then these devices may well be worthy of investigation. Cost-wise you can pick up a robot for the price of a reasonable upright or cyclinder vacuum cleaner.

We asked a professional expert to give us his verdict on these machines and, to be honest, we were quite surprised  at his conclusions.

Bill Weir runs a well established Edinburgh carpet cleaning firm and he was positive on their use. “One of the main causes of deterioration in carpets and floor coverings is ground in dirt,” he says. “Little stones, even pieces of food can destroy the fibres of carpets, cutting them loose from the main body. This results in more potentially dangerous household dust as well as shortening the lifespan of your carpet.

“Vacuum cleaning robots are a great way of ensuring that your carpets are regularly cleaned, especially helpful if time is short. I have some customers who have one beavering away when they are out at work. At the weekend they’ll use a traditional method for really deep cleaning, but there’s no doubt in my mind that picking up debris soon after it falls on the carpet is one of the surest ways to guarantee that it will be less harmful to the fibres.

“Carpet cleaning robots aren’t at the point yet when they can replace a good vacuum cleaner, but as an additional help then I think that they can be good value for money in the long term.”

Praise indeed!

So, is it worth it, or should we wait for a year or two until the prices come tumbling down?

It comes down to personal choice but we hear at Gadget News Update don’t need any further convincing. With prices now below the £250 mark we couldn’t wait any longevacuum cleaning robotr and a few of us have “invested” in robots. The main feedback in our office – just how hynotic and relaxing they are to watch.

Plus, they do actually work. From pet hair to crushed corn flakes on the kitchen floor they are perfect, and if you drop glass or crockery you can set one to work while you are out at the office and your floor should be barefoot safe upon your return home.

Whilst they don’t work as powerfully as a top of the range traditional vacuum cleaner they certainly reduce the need to get the bid device out of the cupboard and are a huge time saver.

Plus they look cool and are a great talking point!

Here’s a quick guide to which is best



The Best Tech You Can Buy In 2015

Motorola The cell phone wave of 2015 guarantees to convey us gadgets that are required to accompany more refined looks, perform speedier, snap better pictures, and have longer-enduring batteries.

In 2015, we will see the start of the move to 64-bit for Android, and Qualcomm – the biggest chip producer on Android – has ventured up to the test with a far reaching lineup of 64-bit chips covering everything from the high to the low-end and in the middle. The Snapdragon 810 will be at the heart of a large number of the leads, driving the path with great new highlights like higher clock speeds, faster,RAM bolster, Adreno 430 illustrations. The new chip will even outpace top of the line cams with its new h.265 codec that will make conceivable longer and more proficient recording in high resolutions

2014 has likewise begun a little insurgency in battery life span with various gadgets now fit for running a full two days off the charger even under heavier use, and the presentation of ultra force sparing modes help your telephone last the night notwithstanding when battery life falls in the single rate zone. Anticipate that this pattern will proceed in 2015.

Motorola X (2015 version)
The Motorola X began another section for Motorola under Google in 2013, keeping in mind it was not a mechanical marvel, it offered wonderous customization alternatives – you could change its shading and even the material of the back spread. In 2014, two things happened – the Motorola X (2014 version) demonstrated that Google is gaining from its missteps, as it settled the specs on the Motorola leader, carrying it comparable to the opposition, and afterward… Lenovo procured Motorola.
We’re interested to see what the Motorola X (2015 release) brings as Lenovo has affirmed that it will keep utilizing the Motorola mark as a part of numerous business

Microsoft Lumia 2020 Pure View (Lumia 1020 successor)
We’ve been sitting tight for a successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020 for about eighteen months now, as the 2013 Nokia lead still has unmatched cam execution. After all the turbulence in Nokia Windows Phone land, however, it appears to be all is clear for dispatch: the Microsoft Lumia brand has executed Nokia, and the amazing Pure View innovation that has been years being developed could at last elegance more individuals.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4
After Microsoft’s firstMicrosoft-Surface-Pro Surface tablet/tablet combo that at last hit a decent vibe with clients, the Surface Pro 3, we have all motivations to expect that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 will be far better.
Microsoft has idealized the pivot component, and the extra consoles are an incredible expansion for the Surface lineup, yet the enormous curiosity we expect in the 2015 Surface Pro 4 is another and more productive Intel Broadwell 20nm chip. This ought to add to a much more enduring battery, and enhanced execution, something that would add only one more motivation to consider the Surface over a conventional tablet.

Sony Xperia Z4
Sony appears to have chosen to quit discharging two lead Xperia Z handsets consistently, and rather concentrate on one gadget that will be incredible all around. In 2015, that gadget is relied upon to be the Xperia Z4. Sony is supposed to have chosen to run with a bigger than in the recent past, 5.5-inch presentation and a Quad HD determination to match the current pattern.

HTC One (M9)
The HTC One (M8) set another standard for a refined, tough, smart all-aluminum Android gadget (and some venture to case it motivated Apple for the iPhone 6 HTC One M9configuration), however that Ultra Pixel cam with its poor, 4-megapixel determination simply did not appear to be comparable to what other people offered regarding picture and feature quality.

We’re trusting imploring that HTC observes lastly enhances the cam determination and also quality, and in the event that it keeps up that emerge outline, the One (M9) may at long last kickstart the arrival to superbness for the sickly organization. As it would turn out, that style and the quick and smooth Sense programming are resources that relatively few different Androids have.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Note 4 has propelled in the no so distant past, and we’ve officially heard the first gossipy tidbits about the Galaxy Note 5. Those case that the following enormous thing in the realm of phablets is required to highlight a somewhat bigger 5.9″ showcase with a hugely more keen, Ultra HD determination. You, nonetheless, ought to realize that those early bits of gossip hold little esteem, as chances are that the gadget has not yet hit the assembling lines, and things are still subject to change

Apple iPhone 6s/iPhone 6s Plus
The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus made for another record-softening year for Apple up 2014, and they do emerge with their striking, premium configuration, and developed programming with iOS 8 that figures out how to keep the effortlessness of utilization, and still convey further-coming to usefulness.

What could 2015’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus need to astound us? While we don’t expect any progressions in configuration and screen size, we do expect a little further support in execution control, a knock up in the cam sensor that would bring us more megapixels for more itemized pictures, and we seek after the typical astonishment from Apple.